Prof Lockwood was one of the first researchers to show that the Sun's
activity has been gradually decreasing since 1985, yet overall global
temperatures have continued to rise.
"If you look carefully at the observations, it's pretty clear that the
underlying level of the Sun peaked at about 1985 and what we are seeing
is a continuation of a downward trend (in solar activity) that's been
going on for a couple of decades.
"If the Sun's dimming were to have a cooling effect, we'd have seen it
Yup. Good information and graph on this site to illustrate that:
There's no reason to be so scared :)